If this gets through, LGF’s going to have to change their standard punchline in some of the posts.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Friday to prohibit any aid to Saudi Arabia as lawmakers accused the close ally of religious intolerance and bankrolling terrorist organizations.
The prohibition, reflecting persistent tensions with the kingdom after the September 11 attacks on the United States in 2001, was attached to a foreign aid funding bill for next year that has not yet been debated by the Senate.
It also faces a veto threat from the White House because of an unrelated provision.
This is likely going to be popular, but I don’t know enough about where the money goes and why to make a good case about it either way. It will be interesting to see how this plays out. Somewhere I feel it’s useful to point out “one year of aid is a gift, three is an entitlement”, but not sure where.
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